New Japan Prints by Michael Kenna!

Michael Kenna visited Japan for the first time in 1980’s. At this time he was immediately seduced by it’s landscape. Since then, Japan has drawn Michael back numerous times for journeys, treks and to photograph it’s wondrous terrain.

Michael has published his Japan photographs in a number of books including In Japan (2006) and In Japan: New Extended Version (2010). Is Michael printing and preparing for another upcoming book? Take a peek at some of his freshly printed photographs…

Group of Trees, Nanporo, Hokkaido, Japan. 2014 © Michael Kenna
Group of Trees, Nanporo, Hokkaido, Japan. 2014 © Michael Kenna
Kawayu Forest, Study 1, Hokkaido, Japan. 2014 © Michael Kenna
Kawayu Forest, Study 1, Hokkaido, Japan. 2014 © Michael Kenna
Kussharo Lake, Study 9, Hokkaido, Japan. 2014 © Michael Kenna
Kussharo Lake, Study 9, Hokkaido, Japan. 2014 © Michael Kenna
Freezing Morning, Kussharo Lake, Hokkaido, Japan. 2014 © Michael Kenna
Freezing Morning, Kussharo Lake, Hokkaido, Japan. 2014 © Michael Kenna
 Waiting for Morning, Kussharo Lake, Hokkaido, Japan. 2014 © Micahel Kenna

Waiting for Morning, Kussharo Lake, Hokkaido, Japan. 2014 © Micahel Kenna

I started coming to Japan in the mid-80’s for exhibitions and I photographed Kyoto, Tokyo, and some other accessible cities. I always wanted to travel to the countryside and see how the rest of Japan lived. In 2000, the opportunity came up and I started traveling around Japan. I have visited and photographed in Japan every year since. Initially, I went all over Japan, to Honshu, Kyushu, Shikoku, and Hokkaido. Even down to Okinawa. And then I visited Hokkaido during the winter of 2002. It was amazing. It was a whole other land. A wonderland. It was so abstract. I began to go back and kept returning. It became a passion, almost an addiction or love affair with the land. – Michael Kenna

 

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